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Trekking on Singalila Ridge: Sandakphu Phalut to Singalila top and Barsey

Singalila ridge and different trek options: Singalila ridge is a north to south mountain ridge and runs along Nepal/India border. Towards south it is the
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Family trekking tour in Sikkim Darjeeling during late October

We are a family of five (children ages 14-11) interested in doing a trek in Sikkim, the Singalila trek during Oct 26 – Nov 1.
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Complete guide on how to reach Sankri by car and bus

Sankri village is the trek base of popular trails like Kedarkantha or Har Ki Dun trek. It is also starting point of treks like Bali
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2019 - Post Monsoon Autumn trek updates in Himalayas

Autumn is here again. As we approach late October, we would like to share the update of treks that we completed from mid September to
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Hot springs of Himalayas - A future source of self sustaining clean energy?

HOT SPRINGS OF THE HIMALAYAS - Inexhaustible Source of Geo Thermal Energy – Still Largely Untapped The hot springs of the Himalaya are located in
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Week long homestay trek option in Sikkim or Darjeeling

Please let me know about the details of trekking options in Barsey area or in Sikkim/Darjeeling area during the first week of January. We plan
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Best winter treks in India

Which are the best winter treks in India? Winter treks on the Himalayas means snow treks to most of us. Yet snow is not the
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Climbing in Lalung valley: Trijunction of Kishtwar, Suru and Zanskar

During September 2017, we joined our friends Tad McCrea & Jon Griffin both from the United States, for an expedition to the remote Lalung valley.
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HIMALAYAS: The Water Reservoir of the (Indian) Subcontinent

Himalayas, the 2400 Km long and 250-300 Km wide mountain barrier separates the Indian subcontinent from the mainland Asia. This insuperable barrier stops the cloud
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Roopkund: Revelations about the skeletons

Though Roopkund trek is closed to trekkers at present, but that doesn't keep away its tendency to be on news. It may well be a
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Bhrigu lake trek: Cost of budget package for 3D/2N

Short Bhrigu lake trek package is probably the best option for you, who are looking for a quick Himalayan adventure on a tight budget, yet
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India opens 137 new Himalayan peaks to climb in 2019

On the eve of independence day, Indian govt announced to open 137 new mountaineering and trekking peaks to climb in Indian Himalayas. This is surely
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A moderate grade Himalayan trek in November

Initially two prospective trekkers enquired about our early November Goecha La fixed departure trek. Their dates were not matching with our group departure date and
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Free climb to Toro peak in Miyar Valley, India

The Beginning: When I first got interested in climbing mountains, one of the pictures that impressed me much was that of the Neverseen Tower in
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Permits needed in Sikkim: A guide for Indian and Foreigners

Indian state of Sikkim has some regulations and accompanied restrictions with respect to travelling and trekking within the state. You need to obtain certain permits,
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Goecha La Trek Update: New regulations and permit inside KNP

New rules and regulations for Goecha La trek inside Kanchendzongha National Park (KNP), July 2019: On 25th July 2019, a new set of rules and
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Goecha La trek: A photo story during autumn in November

You must have wondered about what is so special about Goecha La trek? Well, every trek is beautiful to say the least, but Goecha La
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A birding field report on Dzongri Goecha La trail inside Kanchendzongha National Park

Editors note: This is not a post on beautiful "Bird Photography", rather to encourage similar trip and field reports from birders. Check the original report
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To Phalut - A Solo Journey

The prelude The word "trekking" I heard for the first time in the year 2011 and motivated from my elder brother. I got the initiation
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5 alternates tips for packing lightweight during a trek

Don't let your heavy rucksack spoil the fun of your hike - pack LIGHT, trek SMART Whenever you go for a hike, be it a
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2019 Summer treks: Weather and Snow update for Uttarakhand, Himachal, Darjeeling, Sikkim,

By this late April 2019, lowlands of India already facing a promising spell of summer. Temperatures steadily charting over 40° C. Many of you have
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How to save battery charge during trek: Do's and Don'ts

Battery hacks to save your camera or mobile battery charge during treks in cold conditions Have you faced an instance, when you want to capture
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5 great summer treks in India for beginners

So, me and my friends are planning a trek this summer. Which is the best trek? Often I answer your above question over phone and
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2019 Uttarakhand Trek Updates: Impact of camping ban on Bugyal and meadows

As the summer has already in its course, many of you are looking for the trekking routes to explore. Uttarakhand treks become a major focus
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Rupin pass trek in June: Challenge and fun in summer

The Calling: Back to the Himalayan lap after an hiatus of two years Once you trek into the Himalayas, it becomes an integral part of
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Panpatia Col Trek Blog and tips: Mythical corridor connecting Kedar and Badri

One Question May Remain Unanswered, Why We Climb Mountains … Historically it says that Panpatia Col is the connection between Badrinath and Kedarnath . This
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Sandakphu: A twist on snow

There were 16 of us. We eagerly wanted to go on a high altitude trek. Except a few of us who had only done 3-4
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Advanced fitness training overview: Trekking and beyond

Note: This article is a continuation of our simple physical fitness required for trekking and aimed for intermediate and advanced fitness enthusiasts. Consult a certified
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Valley Of Flowers Trek Tour Package 2019: Budget and Premium packages and cost

In this article we will elaborate our Valley of Flowers trek tour packages and cost including budget and premium options. Unlike other Himalayan camping treks, accommodation during
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Sandakphu diaries: Visiting my holy grail amidst Rhododendrons

The prelude A long standing wish to visit the holy grail of trekker’s paradise, Sandakphu. Well, I have been thinking, planning, speculating, urging friends to
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